The Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council (PGAHC) supports the creative community through collaborative partnerships, education, grants and art-centered experiences to enhance the quality of life for all.
Since its inception 30 years ago, PGAHC has been dedicated to supporting arts education. It has awarded grant funding to schools, artists, arts organizations, teachers and PTA’s for the purpose of increasing access to high quality arts learning for all children.
Paint Branch Chinese STEAM and Culture Academy
Chelsea School Mural, Hyattsville, MD
Youth Art Month held annually in March at The Mall at Prince Georges featuring more than 1,200 pieces of art created by Prince George’s County Public School students.
PGCPS Youth Art Month Exhibit
PGAHC is leading the way in creating innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of 21st Century learners, educators and artists.
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The School of Murals Thurgood Marshall Middle School is now recognized as "The School of Murals." Principal Demarco Clark and art teacher Jordan Shackelford collaborated to bring a mural program to the school like no other in PGCPS. This school year, the mural program created over 12 murals in the school. The program provides a chance for students to get hands-on experience in the arts, as all murals were created with the help of students.More Information
Where do art educators get great ideas for art lessons? Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others on the main page. Check it out at www.Pinterest.comMore Information
CAFÉ is a youth-based program that uses the performing arts as the catalyst to develop the passion for learning, leadership and academic achievement according to its CEO, Lorna Green. All levels, including novices, learn how to site-read music and master the steel pan. Until you have heard every genre of music played with such skill and passion as the CAFÉ students exhibit, you have not lived! The Pantones are the CAFÉ adult ensemble, so this program can benefit all members of the family.More Information
National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Earlier this year, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards were released, and now a new website link offers an interactive customization for your creative arts standards inquiry, which makes it very user friendly for lesson planning purposes. See: www.nationalartsstandards.orgMore Information
A Free Professional Learning Community Sponsored by Crayola - Champion Creativity: The Power of Art-Infused Education is a free professional learning community (PLC) that helps principals, art teachers and other teacher leaders build creative capacity schoolwide. The online community hosts interactive professional development so educators can be inspired by others’ promising practices and share ideas as they explore the power of art to transform a school. Igniting the creative spark in every child is every educators mission. Art-infused education builds student engagement and a stronger collaborative creative school culture. In this professional learning community, educators will explore how art-infused education builds 21st century readiness.More Information